8 days in South Korea Itinerary

8 days in South Korea Itinerary

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8 days in South Korea Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Seogwipo, Jeju Island
— 1 day
2
Seoul
— 1 night
3
Andong
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Gyeongju
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Busan
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
day
Seogwipo, Jeju Island

Seogwipo ©
Jeju Island's second city, Seogwipo acts as a base for explorations of the island's south.
On the 23rd (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Jeongbang Waterfall, see the interesting displays at Alive Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yakcheonsa Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yakchunsa Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seogwipo trip itinerary builder site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Seogwipo is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Korea Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Seogwipo

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Jeongbang Waterfall ©
Jeongbang Waterfall
Alive Museum ©
Alive Museum
Yakchunsa Temple ©
Yakchunsa Temple

1
night
Seoul

Seoul ©
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Trickeye Museum Seoul, steep yourself in history at Gwanghwamun Gate, then pause for some photo ops at Jogyesa Temple, then make a trip to Changgyeonggung Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Myeong-dong Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Seoul trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Seogwipo to Seoul in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Andong.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Museums
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Gwanghwamun Gate ©
Gwanghwamun Gate
Changgyeonggung Palace ©
Changgyeonggung Palace
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul

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nights
Andong

Andong ©
Sitting along either side of the Nakdong River, Andong maintains an unrivalled reputation as a center for Korean folk and cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongjeongsa, wander the streets of Yeongju Museom Village, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, and finally steep yourself in history at Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): take a stroll through Andong Gunja Village (Historic Site of Ocheon), examine the collection at Yugyo Munhwa Museum, then steep yourself in history at Dosanseowon Confucian School, and finally see the interesting displays at Yiyuksa Munhakgwan.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Andong trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Seoul to Andong by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seoul in November, you will find days in Andong are a bit cooler (10°C), and nights are a bit warmer (8°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Yeongju Museom Village
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Andong Hahoe Folk Village ©
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Dosanseowon Confucian School ©
Dosanseowon Confucian School

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night
Gyeongju

Gyeongju ©
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Yangdong Folk Village, steep yourself in history at Gyeongju Historic Area, then explore the activities along Anapji Pond, and finally examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gyeongju holiday maker app .

Traveling by bus from Andong to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Gyeongju sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Anapji Pond ©
Anapji Pond
Yangdong Folk Village ©
Yangdong Folk Village
Gyeongju Historic Area ©
Gyeongju Historic Area

2
nights
Busan

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): make a trip to Gwangandaegyo Bridge, then stroll through Gwangalli Beach, then learn more about the world around you at Busan Marine Natural History Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beomeosa Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at UN Memorial Cemetery and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Busan trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Gyeongju to Busan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Gyeongju in November, you will find days in Busan are somewhat warmer (18°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
UN Memorial Cemetery ©
UN Memorial Cemetery
Busan Marine Natural History Museum ©

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